Poland making use of opportunities offered by EU: president
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Poland has made good use of the opportunities it gained when it joined the European Union 15 years ago, President Andrzej Duda has said.
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In an article published by Poland’s Fakt tabloid on Tuesday, Duda wrote: "We have made good use of the opportunities offered by joining the single market, the opening of borders, as well as EU funds, which have helped us to modernise our country and revive our economy."
He added: "Fifteen years ago, we made a responsible choice as a nation. Today, we can be proud of our achievements. We owe our success above all to ourselves, to our entrepreneurship, creativity and hard work."
Poland became part of the EU on May 1, 2004, a historic step that underlined the country’s re-alignment with the West after decades of communist rule.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in an opinion piece published by the Politico news service on Tuesday that the European Union is “stuck in a vicious cycle of crises” and urgently needs to change course after May’s European Parliament election.
Morawiecki argued that "the answer to these crises in Brussels has been to centralise power, forget about democracy, transparency and accountability, and disregard national sovereignty."